An animation showing the mechanism of the Hotchkiss 37mm Revolving cannon of 1884. This was used extensively by France, other European nations and the United States as an anti-torpedo boat gun. It was also used extensively on land against troops. It fired an explosive shell of approximately 1 lb. (450 gms) to a range of 4,000 yards. Peak firing rate 60-80 rounds a minute, or 15 aimed rounds per minute. Shown on a Naval Mount. No commentary.
Hi, I’m Rob, otherwise known as VBBSMYT.
I create the animations on my iMac using Cinema 4D, which I find very intuitive, and allows me to add smoke and flames, and then send the model to my trusty Render farm.
I make my models as accurate as possible through reference books and particularly good drawings. You may have seen my animations of early torpedoes and machine guns on YouTube. I enjoy finding out how things work and it has been fascinating to track the development from the late Victorian period up to World War 1.